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Certification Program - 595.00 USD for Lifetime
Certification program includes five interactive workbook downloads and online final exam.
  • Certified Financial Social Workers, Counselors and Educator/Coaches may use FSW materials only with their own clients and CANNOT alter them in any way or share them with anyone else.
  • Certified Financial Social Workers, Counselors and Educators/Coaches are NOT Financial Planners and Do NOT give financial advice.
  • The certification process incorporates self-directed learning. Reeta Wolfsohn is available to each student by phone and email or personal session in Asheville.
  • Switching a certification from one staff person to another: In the event a staff person leaves an organization before completing his/her certification exam, a fee of $199 will be required for a new or different person to use that registration.
  • Certification completion extension. If the certification is not completed within the allotted 6 month time period, a fee of $99 will be required to extend the time frame an additional 3 month, if requested within the same year as the original registration. If requested beyond the same year of the registration a $250 fee will be required to complete the certification.
  • Financial Social Work exam. If the exam is not passed the first time (or completed within the two week time frame allotted for the exam) there will be a $50.00 fee to retake it a second time.

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Valuable Career Credential!

Certification in Financial Social Work provides a valuable career credential, 20 CEs from NASW, as well as original, interactive and introspective tools and activities to engage, educate, motivate and support clients with financial behavioral change. This highly experiential certification process enables students/graduates to benefit personally as well as professionally.

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Approved NASW CE Program!

The Center for Financial Social Work is proud to announce that the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has approved the Financial Social Work Certification for 20 continuing education contact hours to be awarded to all CFSW students who complete the certification program and pass the FSW certification final exam to become graduates.